May 24, 2019

Ridgeview House was featured on Dwell

https://www.dwell.com/article/ridgeview-house-thoughtbarn-8ec10e0d

'The resulting home is topped with angular, asymmetrical roofs that contrast with the black, vertical siding of the exterior and the organic, green forms of the surrounding trees. The vertical pattern of the siding, in combination with its dark tone, allows the home to almost disappear into the background on overcast or shadowy days, creating an unexpected connection between indoors and out. '

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May 24, 2019

Santa Anna House in Eastside Magazine, "Roots run Deep"

Eastside Magazine recently ran an article on one of our favorite early projects, the Santa Anna House.  …

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Eastside Magazine recently ran an article on one of our favorite early projects, the Santa Anna House. 

https://www.eastsideatx.com/roots-run-deep/ 

'Like arms draping upward to protect a bare head from rain, the walls of John Hart Asher and Bonnie Evridge’s East Austin home soar upward, letting in light, space, air, and nature while offering a protective roof to its inhabitants. Cantilevered between two trees that have seen generations of families live below, the Asher-Evridge home is a monument in connection to nature.'

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Jun 29, 2018

THOUGHTBARN LECTURE_AIPP / Texas Society of Architects_Visionary Voices

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AIPP partnered with Texas Society of Architects to bring you Visionary Voices, a new speaker series featuring celebrated public artists from across the country. The series aims to encourage thoughtful consideration of the role of public art and its relationship to public spaces, examining the often blurred line between art and architecture. The lectures will also highlight the participating artists’ bodies of work and will offer a sneak peek of commissions they are executing for the City.

We are happy to be the next speaker in the series on August 14, 2018. 

All lectures are at 6PM at Texas Society of Architects, 500 Chicon Street.

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Dec 21, 2015

North Austin Community Garden Wins A|N Best of Design Awards 2015

Thoughtbarn's North Austin Community Garden won the Landscape & Urban Design cateogory of the Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards 2015. (Full article here). …

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Thoughtbarn's North Austin Community Garden won the Landscape & Urban Design cateogory of the Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards 2015. (Full article here).

Many thanks (and congratulations!) to all our project partners (including Art in Public PlacesYMCA of AustinSustainable Food Center, the City's Sustainable Urban Agriculture program, John Hart Asher of the Ladybird Wildflower Center, and the Garden Leadership Group, led bySharon Mays), the dedicated Thoughtbarn team (past and present: Andrei Klypin, Kate Nichols and Kyle Norman, with support from Brian Carville and Kaziah Haviland), our many talented craftsmen (Connor Finn, Rhys Andersen, Shane Riley, Jimmy Rittenberry, Jon Davidson (DoeFabCo) and Ann Armstrong (Ann-Made), as well as DeLara Landscaping and Native Irrigation), our 100+ volunteers (including an energetic crew from JE Dunn and Junior Girl Scout Troop 1210), and to Eastside Lumber.

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Nov 24, 2015

Fair Market Wins Preservation Merit Award 2015


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Fair Market is a unique event space that has hosted vintage motorcycle shows, art and craft fairs, dance parties, weddings and fashion shows against its industrial backdrop since its 2014 opening. It was converted from a five-bay (1600 SF) Quonset hut constructed in the 1950's. The core vision was to keep the essential character of the building in tact. The strategy of “less is more” was employed, leaving the structure exposed and the building uninsulated while adding new entrances, bathrooms, and large ceiling fans.

On November 20, 2015, Fair Market was recognized with a 2015 Preservation Merit Award for its visionary approach to preserving Austin's architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage.

Jury Comments: This remarkable transformation preserves an important remnant of East Austin’s industrial past at a time when so many of the neighborhood’s historic resources are being lost. The jury further appreciates that the project preserved an early 20th century board and batten cottage and usable greenspace adjacent to the warehouse.

Many thanks to our partner business, DELINEATE studio, and to Guerilla Suit for working with us on the signage.

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